Dr William Ralph Maxwell

(1912 – 1989)

‘Max’ as he was more commonly known was President from 1960-1963 and 1967-1970. He
officiated the Presentation of Honours and Awards to a number of distinguished figures in
the space world including the presentation of the BIS Gold Space Achievement Medal to Yuri
Gagarin at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre on July 11 1961.

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